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Cannabis Extraction


Cannabis Extraction

Explore cannabis concentrate production with our Extraction Certification Program. Guided by professionals, learn the latest methods, trichome science, and techniques for various cannabis forms. Master solventless and solvent-based extraction, decarboxylation, and modern technologies. Students will acquire skills for crafting resumes and cover letters, securing employment in extraction facilities.



Access Length

12 Months





Course Overview

Course Outline:

Module 1: Intro to Cannabis Basics and Extractions

Learning Objectives: Upon completing the Intro11 1 Cannabis Basics and Extractions, you’ll be able to describe the cannabis plant, delving into its roots and primary classifications (indica, sativa, hybrid, ruderalis). Additionally, you’ll gain the capacity to explain the essential components of cannabis and their effects, list common cannabis products, understand their application, and decipher labels on cannabis products.

Lesson 1: What is Cannabis? – Cannabis serves various purposes, from recreation to healing. This lesson uncovers the origins of the cannabis plant, shedding light on its diverse forms like sativa, indica, hybrid, and ruderalis. You’ll also get to know its components, seeds, and receive an introduction to the endocannabinoid system.

Lesson 2: Components of Cannabis – In this lesson, we explore the crucial components present in marijuana, including cannabinoids and terpenes, and their interactions with our bodies. We’ll navigate terms like the entourage effect, examining how cannabis and its elements can impact emotions like anxiety, appetite, memory, and various health conditions.

Lesson 3: Cannabis Products – As the cannabis industry flourishes, grasping the wide array of available products becomes vital to understanding the extraction world. This lesson dissects the distinctions between these products, CBD:THC ratios, potency labels, and the art of interpreting product information. You’ll also uncover various methods of consumption and develop the ability to distinguish between high and low-quality cannabis products.

Module 2: Cannabis Extraction Methods

Learning Objectives: Upon completing the Cannabis 12 1Extraction Methods class, you will be able to understand the science behind trichomes, distinguish between fresh, frozen, and dried cannabis, and explain the contrast between infusion and extraction techniques. You’ll also be able to explain solventless and solvent-based extraction methods, comprehend decarboxylation, winterization, and modern extraction technologies, and learn how to prepare cannabis for extraction. Additionally, you’ll gain knowledge about creating tinctures, extractions, and estimating potency, as well as the processes of straining, filtering, and purging solvents in both home and commercial settings.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Cannabis Extraction – Learn the science behind cannabis extraction, a key step in creating various cannabis products. This lesson delves into trichomes, different cannabis forms, drying methods, infusion vs. extraction, and various extraction techniques, from solventless to solvent-based.

Lesson 2: Preparing the Cannabis – Properly preparing cannabis before extraction greatly affects the final product’s quality. This lesson covers selecting plant material, preparing dried and fresh cannabis, and decarboxylation techniques.

Lesson 3: Cannabis Extraction – Explore various extraction methods, and . gain an understanding of potency estimation, how to make homemade tinctures, and solventless extraction like bubble hash and rosin, solvent-based extraction, CO2 extraction.

Lesson 4: Straining, Filtering, and Purging Cannabis – Master the art of straining, filtering, and purging in cannabis extraction. Learn about different straining and filtering methods, equipment, purging techniques, and storing various cannabis products, from tinctures to rosin.

Module 3: Cannabis Extraction Careers

Learning Objectives: Upon completing the Cannabis13 1 Extraction Careers class, you’ll be able to understand the prerequisites for working in the cannabis industry in a specific US state, Canadian province, or territory. You’ll also learn how to gain experience in the industry, find job openings, craft a tailored resume and cover letter, succeed in job interviews, and comprehend the roles, responsibilities, education, experience, growth prospects, compensation, and necessary skills for careers in cannabis extraction facilities.

Lesson 1: Government Requirements for Cannabis Industry Workers – Discover the essential information regarding age and permit requirements for starting a cannabis extraction career in the United States or Canada. This lesson delves into specific age requirements, work permit fees, necessary training, and the legal aspects applicable to various cannabis industry roles.

Lesson 2: Cannabis Career Basics – Equip yourself with the knowledge to kickstart your cannabis extraction career, including specific job hunting strategies for extraction careers, resume and cover letter crafting specific for the extraction industry, networking tips, and how to leverage your skills for success in the industry.

Lesson 3: Marijuana Extraction Careers – Uncover the opportunities within cannabis extraction facilities and gain insight into job roles, regulations, educational prerequisites, experience requirements, advancement prospects, salaries, and the essential skills needed for positions like Cannabis Lab Technician, Marijuana Laboratory Manager, and Cannabis Extraction Specialists.

Module 4: Cannabis Extraction Business

Learning Objectives: After finishing the Cannabis14 2 Extraction Business course, you’ll be equipped to apply for a cannabis extraction license in the US or Canada, comprehend industry challenges, craft effective business plans and pitch decks, and elucidate key aspects of cannabis business operations, including marketing, transportation, inventory, insurance, compliance, and closures. You’ll also learn how to create a strategy for launching and overseeing a cannabis extraction facility, covering financing, property acquisition, construction, equipment procurement, and wholesale sales.

Lesson 1: Government Requirements For Cannabis Businesses – Dive into the process of obtaining a license to operate a cannabis extraction business. This lesson provides an insightful journey through the prerequisites for cannabis business applications in various legal states, provinces, and territories in the United States and Canada.

Lesson 2: Cannabis Business Basics – This lesson covers the fundamentals of planning your cannabis extraction business, including crafting and presenting your marijuana business plan and tackling common challenges that may arise.

Lesson 3: Cannabis Extraction Business – In this lesson, explore the fundamental decisions necessary for the success of a cannabis extraction business. We guide you through the specifics of establishing an extraction facility, from initial preparations and financing to property selection, construction, equipment procurement, and product inventory tracking.

Module 5: Intro to Cannabis Laws/Regulations and Extractions

Learning Objectives: Once you complete the Intro15 1 to Cannabis Laws/Regulations and Extractions class, you’ll be able to provide insights into the current federal cannabis regulations in the United States and Canada. You’ll also be equipped to outline the legal guidelines concerning cannabis possession and cultivation in a specific US state and a Canadian province.

Lesson 1: Cannabis Laws in the United States – This lesson takes you through federal and state regulations, public opinions, legal matters, significant court cases, federal legislation, privacy issues, firearms, and provides insights into medical and recreational programs. It also dives into the specifics of cannabis possession, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, and trafficking.

Lesson 2: Cannabis Laws in Canada – Explore Canadian cannabis laws in the wake of nationwide legalization. This lesson spotlights the Cannabis Act, federal medical initiatives, the role of Health Canada, qualifying conditions, and federal regulations on possession, public use, distribution, and cultivation. Additionally, it sheds light on the distinctive regulations in Canadian provinces and territories.

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